Special Edition:  March 30, 2016
Adaptive Leadership Training on April 30
On April 30 from 9:30 am-4 pm at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Hugh O'Doherty will lead a day-long training to further the Diocese of Bethlehem's work in adaptive leadership.

Bishop Sean Rowe expects clergy to attend along with key elected lay leaders from each congregation, including those who exercise leadership but may not serve on the vestry. Register online now for the training.

"We will work together to imagine new ways of exercising leadership for the health and mission of Christ's Church in the Diocese of Bethlehem," Rowe says.

About Hugh O'Doherty
O'Doherty, who was the keynote speaker at the diocese's 2015 convention, is a native of Northern Ireland, a much-sought after conflict resolution consultant and an adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

"If you look at the Episcopal Church, what we have in our repertoire has got us to this point, but it is no longer adequate for the times we are in," said O'Doherty in an interview last fall. Instead, he says, adaptive challenges like the ones faced by the church today have to be solved using different models of leadership. "Ownership shifts so that everyone must own the problem," he says. "You have to gather all of the stakeholders and figure out what is really the work we face, what is the challenge we face going forward."

Register online now for the training. Congregations are encouraged to register as a team, and individuals are also invited to register. Email Canon Anne Kitch with questions.

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